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Nicol slams Liverpool performance: Atrocious, as bad as I've seen!

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes his former club were "atrocious" in Wednesday night's 3-1 win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

The Reds advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.

Despite the result, Nicol thinks the performance was nothing to celebrate.

He told ESPN FC: "I would love to say that Liverpool came and were just too clever and sat in a great spot.

"But the truth is that I don't think Bayern knew what they wanted to do. Clearly in the first leg they sat and gave nothing away.

"But at home, and the reason we all thought they were favourites, you'd expect them to be pushing again, but they didn't. They didn't go forward, they just sort of sat and waited.

"If you look at the stats, the only reason they had more possession was because Liverpool kept giving them the ball.

"That had nothing to do with what they were doing. Liverpool on the ball in this game overall, I thought they were atrocious. I thought they were as bad as I've ever seen."

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